Thelma Jones MD Gives Patients More Options for Wellness

SCARSDALE, NY, January 26, 2010 

/Cambridge Who's Who/

-- Thelma Jones, MD, President, Managing Director and Owner of Options for Wellness, has been recognized by Cambridge Who's Who for showing dedication, leadership and excellence in all aspects of integrative medicine. With an impressive professional history dating back 30 years, Thelma Jones has served as an attending physician in medicine at such reputable institutions as White Plains Hospital Center and Montefiore Medical Center. She has served as a clinical assistant professor of Medicine at the New York Medical College.

This year will mark her sixth year as Managing Director and Owner of Options for Wellness, where she practices integrative, natural and holistic healing medicine. Wielding a comprehensive approach to patient care, Dr. Jones offers Nutritional Counseling, Meridian Tapping Techniques (Emotional Freedom Techniques) and Hypnotherapy supplementing traditional healthcare. During her interview with the Cambridge Publishing team, Dr. Jones emphasized her belief in healing, noting that affection, understanding and acceptance each play a large role in individual well being.

"When patients understand that they have options, they feel less vulnerable and more in control of their destiny," Jones stated.

Known as the "hugging doctor," she uses a multitude of traditional, holistic and alternative techniques to help her patients. "While many such practices such as Emotional Freedom Techniques have been previously marginalized," she continues, "there has been increasing scientific data to support their benefits."

Dr. Jones knows the benefits of her work - the most rewarding aspect of her career, she said, is seeing her patients improve to live happier, healthier and more fulfilling lives.

She served as chair for a number of committees and is Chief Emeritus of Hematology at White Plains Hospital Center. She has taken more than 90 continuing education courses and has been published in numerous medical journals.

Dr. Jones has been formerly acknowledged by the American Association of Integrative Medicine for proficiency and high achievement in the field and has been awarded the certificate Board Certified in Integrative Medicine.

She holds an MD degree from SUNY Downstate Medical Center and a bachelor's degree in premedical studies and psychology from Barnard College, graduating cum laude from both institutions. She completed her residency in Medicine and Hematology at Montefiore Medical Center and her internship in straight medicine at the Jewish Hospital of Brooklyn. She holds certificates in Emotional Freedom Techniques (advanced), hypnosis and brief psychotherapy and as Master Practitioner of both Ericksonian Hypnosis and Neurolinguistic Programming and as MetaMaster practitioner of Neurolinguistic Programming.

Dr. Jones is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, American Association of Integrative Medicine, National Board for Certified Clinical Hynotherapists, American Board of Disability Analysts, American Psychotherapy Association, and Member of the American Holistic Medical Association, American College for the Advancement of Medicine, American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, American College of Forensic Examiners, American Medical Association and American Medical Women's Association.


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